These documents published by the Department of Health and Environmental Control's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling and the Bureau of Water provide information on proper recycling guidelines and water safety.

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  • Waste Reduction at Home 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2009-07)
    This document provides information on waste reduction at home such as how to reduce your paper trail, food and grass recycling, reusing items, and recycling household items.
  • Used Motor Oil Recycling 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2011-04)
    This document provides information on used motor oil recycling including why it is important, the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991, and what happens to the oil after recycling.
  • Residential Recycling: Back to the Basics 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2009-04)
    This document provides information on residential recycling basics and includes a residential recycling guide.
  • Recycling 102 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2011-03)
    This document provides information on recycling such as South Carolina's recycling and waste reduction goals, SC's current MSW recycling rate, oil recycling, and total solid waste recycled.
  • Recycling 101 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2011-03)
    This document provides information on recycling such as where and what to recycle, how it works, and why it is important.
  • Pay-As-You-Throw 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2009-05)
    This document provides details on Pay-As-You-Throw, a solid waste management program that charges residents for the garbage they throw away.
  • Open Burning 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2009-09)
    This document provides information on open burning including associated risks, local burning ordinances, and suggested alternatives.
  • Natural Resources 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2010-03)
    This document provides information on natural resources including renewable and nonrenewable resources, related challenges, and resource recovery.
  • Illegal Dumping 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2010-04)
    This document provides information on illegal dumping including related issues and proper waste management.
  • Hazardous Household Products 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2008-08)
    This document provides details on hazardous household products with details on identification of these products, associated dangers, and management.
  • Green Travel Tips 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (2009-06)
    This document provides green travel tips to help reduce waste, conserve natural resources. and lessen the environmental impact of trips.
  • Frequently Asked Recycling Questions 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2008-09)
    This document answers frequently asked questions about recycling automotive and household products.
  • The Facts About Lead in Drinking Water 

    South Carolina Bureau of Water (South Carolina State Library, 2001-05)
    This document provides facts about lead in drinking water including dangers and treatment, lead testing, and lead removal from water.
  • The Facts About Groundwater 

    South Carolina Bureau of Water (South Carolina State Library, 2001-05)
    This document explains facts about groundwater including it's use a drinking source, resource, and prevention of contamination.
  • Environmental Benefits of Recycling 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2011-03)
    This document explains the environmental benefits of recycling and it's role in South Carolina.
  • Economic Benefits of Recycling 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2009-09)
    This document explains the economic benefits of recycling and it's role in South Carolina.
  • Economic Benefits of Recycling 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2008-03)
    This document explains the economic benefits of recycling and it's role in South Carolina.
  • Landfills 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2011-03-17)
    This paper explains what landfills are and has a map of permitted landfills in South Carolina.
  • Landfills : frequently asked questions 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2011-03-17)
    Here are some typically asked questions about Class 3 landfills.
  • How landfills work 

    South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2011-03-17)
    Class 3 landfill is a scientifically engineered facility built into or on the ground that is designed to hold and isolate waste from the environment. Federal and state regulations strictly govern the location, design, ...

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